A month after a suspected arson forced the evacuation of the north building of Forest View Suites on Princeton Drive and a subsequent inspection by the fire department led to it being deemed unsafe for occupation, the repercussions continue for the former residents and the city.

“With the fire we’ve acquired some homeless individuals at the shelter now so now we’re over capacity again,” said Thompson Homeless Shelter executive director Paullette Simkins at the Oct. 10 public safety committee meeting, noting that there are only 24 sleeping mats available. “The ones that don’t get a mat we are just sitting on the floor.”